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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 62 dating from 1910 to 1999. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 1: Historical King's Highway 62 Photographs


HWY 14 #3

Above - Postcard view of the original Belleville Bay Bridge on Hwy 62, formerly Hwy 14 (ca. 1910). The structure shown above was completed as a toll bridge in 1890. It was replaced by the Department of Public Highways in stages between 1927 and 1931 with new steel truss spans, a swing span, and a short causeway. This Belleville Bay Swing Bridge was replaced with the current high-level structure in 1982. See an Enlarged Photo here.





HWY 62 #122             HWY 62 #121

NEW Left - New rock fill and culvert construction on the L'Amable Lake Diversion on Hwy 62 south of Bancroft. Photo taken on July 25, 1950. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)

NEW Right - Circa 1950 postcard view of the old York River Bridge on Hwy 62 in Bancroft. This historic concrete arch structure was built in 1913. The bridge was quite narrow and was difficult for trucks to negotiate, especially at the Hwy 28 Junction which lay at the western end of the bridge. The old arch bridge was replaced by the current Hwy 62 bridge in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of the Gazette Publishing Company, Picton)





HWY 62 #116

NEW Above - Heavy grading on the L'Amable Lake Diversion on Hwy 62 south of Bancroft (1952)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)





HWY 62 #28             HWY 62 #29

Left - New rock cut on Hwy 62 south of Barry's Bay in 1953. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1953)

Right - Roadside park on Hwy 62 at Kamaniskeg Lake, 1 mile south of Barry's Bay in 1954. This roadside park was developed by the Department of Highways in 1951. The park provided picnic facilities, fireplaces, a swimming area along with a small campground for use by motorists travelling along Hwy 62. Photo taken on August 25, 1954. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 62 #117

NEW Above - View of L'Amable Lake from Hwy 62, south of Bancroft in 1956. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1956)





HWY 62 #120

NEW Above - Circa 1957 postcard view of Hastings Street (Hwy 62) in Downtown Bancroft, facing north from the Hwy 500 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Post Card Company, Ltd. Toronto)





HWY 62 #109

NEW Above - Construction of a new diversion on Hwy 62 north of Combermere (1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 14 #5

Above - Circa 1960 postcard view of the Belleville Bay Bridge on Hwy 14 (now Hwy 62). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of L.F. Charter)





HWY 62 #110             HWY 62 #111

NEW Left - Construction of a new bridge over the Madawaska River in Combermere (1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)

NEW Right - Grade revision on Hwy 62 south of Barry's Bay (1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 62 #119

NEW Above - Final painting of the new Madawaska River Bridge on Hwy 62 in Combermere in 1960. This two-span steel plate girder structure was 285 feet in length and was built at a total construction cost of just over $320,000 (in 1960 Dollars). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1960)





HWY 62 #118

NEW Above - Reconstruction of Hwy 62 at Blackfish Bay, between Combermere and Barry's Bay. Photo taken in 1961. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1961)





HWY 62 #112             HWY 62 #113

NEW Left - Resurfacing operations on Hwy 62 west of Pembroke (1964)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1964)

NEW Right - Resurfaced section of Hwy 62 north of Bannockburn (1972)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1972)





HWY 62 #114             HWY 62 #115

NEW Left - Widening a rock cut on Hwy 62 south of Bancroft (1974)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1974)

NEW Right - Completed reconstruction of Hwy 62, facing south from the Hwy 28 Junction in Bancroft (1975)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1975)




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